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How To Install Sitecore 10.1.0 Using SIA

New Features And Functionality With Sitecore 10.1

Sitecore recently announced the newest version of the Digital Experience Platform, version 10.1.

Sitecore 10.1 brings a host of new features and functionality to help brands deliver personalized experiences faster than ever before.

The release builds on the innovations delivered in 10.0 and delivers feature-packed punches that both Marketers and IT teams will love.

You can install Sitecore 10 using Docker, Kubernetes, and Powershell scripts.

I am installing Sitecore 10.1.0 using Sitecore Installation Assistant (SIA). Please follow the steps below:

11 Easy Steps To Install Sitecore 10 Using SIA

1. Install SQL Server 2017 or 2019 and SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). You can skip this step if you already have the required SSMS on your machine.

2. Download Packages for XP Single from https://dev.sitecore.net.

Download Sitecore Experience Platform 10.1

Download Packages for XP Single 

3. Extract the content of the zip. Run the setup.

Extract the Packages for XP Single content from the zip file and run the setup.

4. On the Welcome screen, click Start to begin the setup.

Click Start on the Sitecore Install Assistant Welcome screen to begin the setup of version 10

5. Install the pre-requisites. It will install .Net Framework 4.8.0, Windows Server prerequisites including IIS and other modules.

 Install the pre-requisites step of setting up Sitecore 10 that will install .Net Framework 4.8.0, Windows Server prerequisites including IIS and other modules

Once the prerequisites are successfully installed, you have to restart the machine.

Once the Sitecore 10 prerequisites are installed, you must restart your machine.

6. Install Solr search service. Sitecore 10 needs SOLR 8.4.

Install Solr search service. Sitecore 10 needs SOLR 8.4

7. After SOLR is installed, enter the Sitecore settings i.e. admin password and provide a license file.

Enter the. admin password and provide a license file for the Sitecore Setting step of setting up Sitecore 10

8. Provide the SQL server settings i.e. SQL server name, admin username, and password.

Provide the SQL server settings during the set up of Sitecore 10 (SQL server name, admin username, and password).

9. Provide the SOLR details – service URL, root path where the cores should be created and SOLR service name.

Provide the SOLR details (service URL, root path where the cores should be created and SOLR service name) when setting up Sitecore 10

For Solr file system root .

File path of Solr file system root

For Solr Windows service name, Go to Services and look for the service name.

For Solr Windows service name filed, go to 'Services' and look for service name in the Solr window during set up.

10. Optional, select Sitecore modules (SXA).

Optional Sitecore modules (SXA) during Sitecore 10 set up

11. Review the summary and click next and Install.

Review the summary window and click next and install Sitecore 10

Click next to Install Sitecore 10Wait for progress bar to complete the installation of Sitecore 10Click 'Launch Sitecore' once installation of Sitecore 10 is complete

You are done, SIA takes care of everything to successfully install Sitecore 10 on your machine.

Now login into Sitecore using the administrator password given in step 7.

Sitecore login screen

Now you will be able to see the Sitecore 10.1 dashboard.

Sitecore 10.1 Dashboard

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